More than 150 confirmed cases of coronavirus have been detected in Ayrshire since Monday, according to updated Scottish Government figures.

The total for the region now stands at 1,245 - an increase of 157 from the last published figure (on Monday, June 15) of 1,088.

The rise is in part due to a new method of how cases are counted.

Confirmed cases where people have been tested through the UK Government (UKG) testing programme as well as those through NHS Scotland labs are now included in the statistics.

Encouragingly, there remains fewer than five people battling coronavirus in Ayrshire's hospitals.

Fewer than five are in intensive care in the region with confirmed or or suspected COVID-19.

Across Scotland, there has been two new reported deaths from the disease in the last 24 hours.

A total of 220,198 people in Scotland have been tested through NHS Scotland labs and UKG to date with 18,077 testing positive.

Symptoms of coronavirus...

The symptoms of coronavirus are:

But these symptoms do not necessarily mean you have the illness.

The symptoms are similar to other illnesses that are much more common, such as cold and flu.

How to avoid catching or spreading coronavirus...

If you think you may have the coronavirus, do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital. Call 111 if you need to speak to someone.